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Grugapark Essen

#3 of 77 things to do in Essen Features Animals
Virchowstr. 167a, 45147 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 8883106
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Great Outdoor Swimming Pool

Currently commuting to Essen every week and training for a triathlon so wanted to find a pool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adrian P
Retford, United Kingdom
via mobile
May Day, all the flowers

I live here and have a card for the year. I prefer going during the week, then you have it to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane B
Essen, Germany
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Virchowstr. 167a, 45147 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 8883106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently commuting to Essen every week and training for a triathlon so wanted to find a pool. Gruga has a superb 50m open air heated pool which is normally open from early May. There is a leisure pool and slides too. Only 3 Euros after...More

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live here and have a card for the year. I prefer going during the week, then you have it to yourself, ladt week was beautiful, no matter where you wander, there is something beautiful to discover, it was a lovely day.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A beautifully manicured and maintained park in the midst of the town. There are plenty of people you'll find enjoying the park. It's a profusion of flowers, amidst the verdant green backgrounds of well planned borders. The botanical gardens are also well worth a visit....More

Thank vijai_vmc
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Gruga Park was easy to find with public transport, the gardens are well kept and there is a little chop-choo train that takes you around the park for a few euro. it was lovely weather and there is a place to enjoy a drink and...More

Thank kleesimmonds
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This park is for everybody. The children have to decide, which place they like most. Couples can find their romantic ways (as we do every week). A waterfall and little lakes give you the impression of a wild landscape and of course the different flowers...More

Thank G2015CEchristinak
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I was born in Essen (in 1968) so my parents took me to the Gruga plenty of times. As a kid I disliked the place cause my mother used to force the botanic educational information on me and there were better play grounds for children...More

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Wandered the gardens almost alone, as there was a light rain. The gardens are vast, and lovely. Enjoyed the dahlias, in full bloom, as well as the green houses and the evergreen area with the waterfall and lake.

Thank SCVMom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very central, next to the trade fair, this huge park - the green heart of the city - is a place for everyone - offers catering, spa, nature school for young children, open-air concert events in the summer and it will be the focal place...More

Thank Zafer Dolu Y
Reviewed 18 October 2016

For many people Essen in the Ruhr is within the heart of Germany's industry. I have been visiting Essen for Spiel (a games convention - note games not gaming) for the past 20+ years and have spent most of my time there in the Gruga...More

Thank AlgernonPB
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you take a pick nick with you, it is a great place to enjoy summer days. Not much to eat is available as there is only one restaurant on premises, the grilling space costs extra and needs to be booked in advance. But lots...More

Thank Sohail Ahmed S
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Auday A
Hello Der Ort ist sehr schön, aber wie viel der Ticketpreis für die Person
16 July 2016|
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Response from ACL3112 | Reviewed this property |
Tageskarten zum einmaligen Parkbesuch * Day ticket for single entry Erwachsene - Adults 4,00 Euro Schüler ab 16 Jahre, Studenten, Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr, Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr... More